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by 952 · about 17 hours ago

Have you found any recommendations personally helpful and started using any of them regularly? I am talking about less common things, not so much about ideas that are already widely adopted in Paleo community.

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by 415 · about 17 hours ago

Hello, I'm trying to get more data points about possible adaptations to high fat diets. I know about Peter Attia's numbers ( http://youtu.be/NqwvcrA7oe8?t=33m23s ) and I thought that's the best case probably. But today, I've found this... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hey all, I am a triathlete and wondering about wether bp coffee (e.g. coffee with butter + coconut oil) is sufficient as a pre-workout "snack" to prevent katabolism when doing Intermittent Fasting? I am not aiming for the long distance but my... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 08, 2013 at 3:41 PM

No, my opinion is that it's definitely not enough to prevent muscle catabolism. Fasted exercise is a fantastic tool for people that are trying to lose weight, as well as being handy for general fitness - where you'd wake up, work out, and then... (more)

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by 2302 · about 17 hours ago

OK so I am a naughty paleo and participate in "chronic cardio". Rock N Roll SF Half Marathon is coming up on Sunday and I just got back from the expo to pick up my gear. For the run, my plan was to just keep a banana in my pocket (in a ziploc) as... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 05, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Yes, in a case like this, this is probably the best commercially made energy bar I've seen. Granted, most of them are garbage. ;-) I would actually consider banana puree superior to a banana mid-race, as hypothetically more (most?) of the... (more)

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by 126 · about 17 hours ago

I'm not the endurance type but I'm signed up for Warrior Dash at the end of the month. Just curious to see how it goes. I remember back in my High Schools days that carb loading was the best way to prepare for any type of athletic... (more)

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CD 0 · April 01, 2013 at 3:35 PM

My Thoughts: Carb Loading is not necessary if you are eating sufficient carbs for your activity level. I do not like to do any endurance exercise while stuffed. So I try to eat a small meal 4-5 hours before the race, then a banana ~90 minutes... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Hi, i have recently started paleo and i am very pleased with it so far, mostly because i have high energy all the time, going out on nights after biking and working when usually i was just tired even if i didn't do anything that day,my friends... (more)

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CD 0 · April 01, 2013 at 3:46 PM

All you need is three workouts per week -- a tempo run, a track workout (or sprint), and a long run (for 6k a long run would be 8k - 15k depending on how much you enjoy running). Beyond that cross training/ easy runs/ rest will be sufficient. ... (more)

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by 418 · about 17 hours ago

I'm 25 and just joned an adult swim team a few weeks back. BCAAs alone before are not enough to get me through the workout without dying. I'm not a breakfast guy and all my practices are in the morning. Should I take a whey protein shake before... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · December 08, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Here's two products to take a look at: Nuun All-Day for hydration. UCAN Superstarch for energy. Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 943 · about 17 hours ago

I've been trying to find a table or single numbers for the amount of minerals endurance athletes (I'm particularly interested in runners) should have on a daily basis. I'm thinking of iodine, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Does... (more)

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CD 0 · February 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Noakes wrote this when he was on the carbohydrate bandwagon. He has since moved to a largely low carb high fat diet. But I think this is still the best documnet on electrolytes and minerals for endurance... (more)

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by 5828 · about 18 hours ago

Mark Sisson just dropped this teaser at his blog. As much as I???m not a fan of Chronic Cardio, I understand that a lot of people are interested in pursuing endurance events. I get it. I used to be one of them. More and more, now, I???m... (more)

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Anthony_Pierre 0 · June 22, 2012 at 7:11 PM

I run like 15 miles a week. 15 miles at a time. The rest of the time i do xfit type workouts (5x a week)

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by 50 · about 18 hours ago

All, I am going to go for my first full marathon ever this weekend. Being a paleo for the last 2 years, I have been thinking of doing an experiment on myself during my run: I want to go marathon in a fasted state, hoping that I can tap into fat... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · June 19, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I wouldn't skip breakfast. At the very least eat a big protein and fat (especially coconut oil) breakfast. More likely I'd go for that plus a couple of mashed sweet potatoes with a ton of butter. If you're fat adapted you should have no problem... (more)

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by 2227 · about 18 hours ago

It has been a long time since I've asked a "plase hack my..." question, but I need some help. First question: I work 8-4, followed by crossfit everyday from 430-530. Sleeping around 7/8 hours a night. I'm constantly playing with IF protocols, but... (more)

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PrimalDanny 0 · May 21, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Ok, I'll say it. Suddenly switching up to downing loads of carbs may be the worst thing you could do. You don't need them. They are a poor option for sustaining 5 days activity, you'll be eating constantly, you'll neglect eating anything more... (more)

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by 1631 · about 18 hours ago

So I have been " paleo " " low-carb " " ancestral " for a few months so far. I have reaped many benefits. Better sex drive. Less acne ( yay! ) Definitely lower body fat and improved strength and " explosiveness " One thing that seems to be... (more)

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CoachCanadan 0 · April 25, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I agree with both AA and foreveryoung. Eat more carbs. Increase the amount of yams/sweet potatoes in your diet. See if that helps. The way you eat and the way you train have to work in tandem in order for you to actually achieve your goals. ... (more)

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by 80 · about 18 hours ago

This summer I am doing a group charity bicycle tour across the U.S., riding 49 days from Seattle to Washington D.C. It's a fantastic deal as our fundraising minimum includes sag support, gear-schleppage, 3 meals a day and snacks, and lodging at... (more)

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deburn 0 · April 15, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Boiled eggs sounds like a good fit. Pretty easy request for breakfast, and carry a few for lunch. Bacon from breakfast should also keep till lunch time. Also carry some coconut oil for added fat.

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by 15003 · about 18 hours ago

What: The Paleo Summit (see also this post) Who: Keith Norris ??? Trainer, Efficient Exercise Topic: Health versus Performance. Can you be fit and unhealthy? Muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance are not always signs of health. Keith... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · March 08, 2012 at 5:08 AM

I enjoyed Keith's talk - I had no idea he used to work for a pharmaceutical company - very interesting to hear his perspective on things

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

I've been doing Starting Strength regularly (sometimes just 2x per week) for 5.5 months. I've seen huge gains and am extremely happy with the program. My question is whether I should move on to a new/more advanced program, add in my own assortment... (more)

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Scotty_Von_Porkchop 0 · February 24, 2012 at 10:37 AM

My suggestion would be to continue as you have been doing as your have been gaining lots of size and strength. I would however add a few caveats; If your primary focus is biking make the strength training more like 'practice'. For instance... (more)

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by 5 · about 18 hours ago

I've started Paleo for Athletes 3 days ago. I felt really lousy on the 2nd day and went out for a 25 mile ride anyway. I felt weak and wobbly but still rode an exceptable time. I felt much better today but didn't ride as it's my rest day. This... (more)

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miked_2 0 · February 20, 2012 at 5:21 PM

You definitely need to give yourself some time get fat-adapted. My first two-three weeks of paelo were really crappy. I had no energy in workouts (I should have taken those weeks off, but I didn't know then). Even simple warm-ups got me crazy... (more)

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by 323 · about 18 hours ago

Hello all, I am looking for a protein bar that is ideal for refuelling after long distance endurance events; it needs to be rich in branch chain amino acids and moderate to high GI carbohydrates. Paleo friendly would be a plus but isn't... (more)

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Paleo_Designer 0 · February 07, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Does it have to be in one bar? I would think Lara Bars would give you the carbs you need and jerky would give you the protein you need. Or you could make your own pemmican bars (which sound like a lot of work for something that doesn't seem too... (more)

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by 536 · about 18 hours ago

Hey Hackers, I constantly struggle with eating enough on Paleo. I'm a triathlete, and even though its off season, I havent finished a Crossfit WOD in I dont know how long and my coach asked me if I was eating enough. This was an issue in the... (more)

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Lindsay_3 0 · February 02, 2012 at 11:00 PM

I feel like I've been exactly here. I've tried upping the fat and upping the carbs. Finally, what I found works for me is upping the protein. I eat about 1-1.2 grams per pound of actual body weight, and since I'm in base training right now and... (more)

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by 160 · about 18 hours ago

As as endurance athlete, I eat a lot of sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other squashes. Recently I've been told that I'm looking "orange"- like I fake tan look to me. Is this from eating a lot of orange foods? Or is this in... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · January 15, 2012 at 7:33 AM

this is totally possible and well documented. Called carotenemia, it is usually associated with carrots but sweet potatoes and squashes also contain plenty of the orange/yellow-creating pigment beta-carotene. ... (more)

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by 323 · about 18 hours ago

Hello all. Through one route or another I have heard within the Paleo community that long duration moderate intensity endurance exercises such as running marathons are bad for your long term health due to the high levels of oxidative stress put... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · January 09, 2012 at 1:22 PM

I would refer you to Dr. Kurt Harris and Mark Sisson for really excellent articles on this topic: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/p-nu/201103/cardio-may-cause-heart-disease-part-i ... (more)

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by 15226 · about 18 hours ago

Considering thiamin's role in reducing the buildup of lactic acid, wouldn't this be a no-brainer supplement for athletes to improve performance and/or recovery? Is it commonly used and I've just missed the boat so... (more)

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sam_acw 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Another odd supplement can be baking soda - it's meant to reduce lactic acid buildup. http://www.livestrong.com/article/408081-recommended-dose-of-sodium-bicarbonate-for-alkalizing-lactic-acid-when-exercising/ (more)

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by 15 · about 18 hours ago

I know that's a loaded question and failure is just because I've given up. I'm currently sitting at 224 at around 18%-20% bf. I'm 5'7", and had my bf taken by a pro bodybuilder. I'm an endurance athlete, but I used to lift alot of weights. The... (more)

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James_3 0 · January 03, 2012 at 7:12 PM

What exactly did you fail? Losing bodyfat? What did you do and how long did you do it? You don't say, and we need more info. But yeah, porking out on ice cream/candy doesn't help. And the cravings indicate that you probably didn't go paleo... (more)

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by 221 · about 18 hours ago

Does anyone know the average blood pressure of ultra endurance athletes? Someone like Scott Jurek, Killian Jornet, or even Lance Armstrong? I had my blood pressure taken today during a dental exam and Was able to check the records for a... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:17 AM

I don't have access to the full paper, but this may be helpful... https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/abstract/sportsmed/doi/10.1055/s-2007-972828 (more)

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by 8239 · about 18 hours ago

Seem like yet another false choice? Let me shift the question out of the rhetorical mode, so as to not to run afoul of censorious PH monitors. If you have come to realizations similar to that of Sarah Wilson (strength and endurance are not... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · November 15, 2011 at 11:21 PM

She makes a great point, and the insanely strong and fit people in the crossfit games add some punctuation to that. Athletes may not care about the nuances of biochemistry, but I think the issue is whether you're stimulating the AMPK (endurance... (more)

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by 691 · about 18 hours ago

Is any anyone taking Ginseng for increasing energy and endurance?

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Nourished_Girl 0 · November 01, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I used to take ginseng for energy :) Too much would make me really hyper though. Our family friend , who is from Malaysia (well, she's Chinese-Malaysian) used to say it was really good for medicinal purposes and would always try to buy a lot to... (more)

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